Il Est Minuit Docteur Schweitzer (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Humanitarian Albert Schweitzer still had a dozen years worth of good works left in him in 1952; thus, the title of this French biopic, which translates to It is Midnight, Dr. Schweitzer, was a trifle premature. Pierre Fresnay stars as Schweitzer, while Jeanne Moreau co-stars as Marie, his dedicated nurse. The film begins with Schweitzer's graduation from medical school and his decision to travel to Gabon in Africa, there to establish a free clinic for the natives. Accompanying the doctor is Marie, who'd originally become a nurse to overcome an unfortunate romance, but who is soon swept up in Schweitzer's noble cause. The climax finds Schweitzer facing deportation as an "unfriendly alien" during WW I.